Sketch of Public Policy Communion, September 2015
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The September Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2015 was held on September 20, 2015. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "Threatened by climate change, Taiwan has recently been hit by torrential rain which has caused different personal safety problems, such as debris flow, leakage, and building exterior wall peel-off. Together with the widespread of dengue fever and war refugee problem, it is obvious that the four horsemen of the Apocalypse have come. At this moment, we should restrain ourselves more and respond to these situations with a simple life. In addition, to create an innovative symbiotic civilization to go through the future test, Archilife has established the new "K2 Special Team" to investigate the establishment of the livable model Earth 2.0, so as to find out the future direction of humankind through concerted efforts."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Tsai Yao-hsien, a member of the Public Policy Committee, presented a speech on the "Environmental Investigation and Improvement of the Luce Memorial Chapel in Tunghai University". First, Tsai introduced the chapel's structure and design, which consists of four diamond-shaped exterior walls, a foundation, and two pieces of east-west radiative light glass. Tsai also mentioned that it uses heat-insulation glass in the original design, which is different from the glass used today. He thus hoped that the owner could recover the original design and enhance the heat radiation to enable natural wind and air-conditioning work together. In addition, as thermal buoyance will generate negative pressure on the chapel roof, a hole was designed there to enhance air exchange to establish a very efficient ventilation system.
Next, Ms. Wu Yu-chuan, a member of the Public Policy Committee, spoke on "Cases of Sustainable Environment in Climate Change". First, Wu introduced two cases on achieving environmental sustainability under climate change awareness. One was the "Ring of Celestial Bliss" of Delta Electronics at Hsinchu Lantern Festival. It was the first exhibit to revolutionize one-time exhibits. That is, all materials of the Ring are recyclable for reuse to achieve environmental sustainability. For example, the cloth screen, steel structure, and bamboo of the Ring were completely recycled after the festival. Then, Wu introduced another case: Water for Run and Run for Water. As usual, construction materials of the event were recycled afterwards, hoping to draw the public's attention to the importance of water resources and the need for water conservancy.
After the speech, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying presented a gift to the speakers on behalf of the foundation. Then, attendees expressed and exchanged their opinions and views during the piggy hour. The September Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.